Casual Elegance

Casual Elegance

I am still obsessed with two piece high midriff baring sets! This sexy pantsuit from Tobi can be dressed down if you were to pair it with flats and much more delicate jewelry but I glammed it up with a statement necklace and stiletto heels. This jumpsuit also comes in Olive and Black but my favorite is definitely this cream color.

I’ve been a huge fan of Tobi for many years now and was so excited to be able to collaborate with them on this post. BTW if you are trying it out for the first time, new customers get 50% off their first order online!

Photo by: Gallant Ho

Jumpsuit by Tobi

Sunglasses by ZeroUV

Necklace by Forever21

Shoes by Shoedazzle

Watch by Wood Watches by JORD

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The Most Delicious Homemade Beef Penang Ever!

The Most Delicious Homemade Beef Penang Ever!

The Tourism Authority of Thailand kicked off Thai Restaurant week in Los Angeles April 11-17, 2016 with over 15 restaurants (Ayara Thai Cuisine, Night + Market, Jitlada are to name a few!) participating and offering special Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) dishes.

Special thanks to Jenn Infanto of Localite LA!

Songkran (April 13-15), the most famous festival in Thailand, is in keeping with the Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar and it signifies when the sun enters the sign of Aries the Ram.

I was lucky enough to get to try out the cooking class from Chef Nooror Somany Steppe from the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket in Los Angeles at the New School of Cooking. She traveled all the way from Thailand to teach us this class!

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One of my favorite dishes from the class was the Beef Penang. Although it’s recommended that you make the curry paste from scratch for the best results, if you use a prepackaged curry paste (Chef Nooror sells some under her own brand), it’s a quick and easy dish that can be finished in just about 15 minutes.

Beef Penang Ingredients

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Hole in the Wall – Subscription Box

Hole in the Wall – Subscription Box

I want to try all the subscription boxes in the world, especially the food ones! I tried the Hole in the Wall Box, each box brings you the best of treats from a city, and I got to try the Seattle Box! They were kind enough to send me a box for review. I’ve been to Seattle several times before in my Import Modeling days but I never had time to taste the local fare as much as I would’ve liked.

Here’s what Hole in the Wall Box has to say about Seattle: Seattle is a city of many neighborhoods: Eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh—it’s all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront and the eccentric “Republic of Fremont,” to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There’s something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Taking a stroll, browsing a bookstore, or enjoying a cup of coffee can feel different in every one of Seattle’s neighborhoods. It’s the adventure of exploring that will really introduce you to the character of Seattle.

Here’s whats inside the box!

Source: http://www.baconismagic.ca/

Source: http://www.baconismagic.ca/

Delicious Milk Chocolate from Savor Washington

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How to Dress for a Daytime Cocktail Party

How to Dress for a Daytime Cocktail Party

At the heart of it, I will always be a girly girl.

Photo by: Will Chiang Photography

Dress by David Koma from Rent the Runway

Necklace by Rocksbox

Shoes by Ebay

Sunglasses from Daiso
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The LA Korea Center Media Day

The LA Korea Center Media Day

I was so honored to be invited to attend the LA Korean Center Media day. I am a huge fan of KPOP of course, and Nylon Pink covered a ton of KPOP songs, the favorite of mine being BLUE from BIGBANG. It’s been ten years since I last visited Korea and I am definitely due for a visit soon, I’m so in love with Korean Food!

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Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West was madness, I had no idea that it would be so packed! All the parking lots were full so I just found a random street nearby (but not in walking distance) and Ubered over. Inside the convention, it was a huge array of food vendors, most of them sampling their goods, and many of them giving you full sized samples to try out. I was only able to make it at the end of the event on Sunday, and many of the vendors were giving out everything at their booths!

I could only grab so much, my bag got way too heavy. I saw ladies who teamed up, with one person waiting with the swag and the other grabbing stuff — with over 5 bags full of treats!

Here’s all the goodies that I picked up

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Kandiland Nail Studio – Grand Opening Party

Kandiland Nail Studio – Grand Opening Party

Had so much candy coated fun at Celebrity Nail Stylist and Reality TV Star Kandi Banks’s grand opening party for  KANDILAND NAIL STUDIO. Super exciting because it’s so close to me on Melrose Blvd. Banks is known for her beautiful nail artistry with clients like Nikki Minaj, Eva Marcille and Christina Milian.

Thanks as always to The Blogger Babes for the invite!

I loved their all pink carpet!

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Don’t forget to follow me on Snapchat to see all the videos of the event! Follow me @IamKailaYu

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Masters of Taste LA

Masters of Taste LA

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Comfort over Style

Comfort over Style

This dress could be sexier if it were tighter and more form-fitting but I absolutely had to feature it because it is so damn comfortable! I feel like I am walking around in my nightgown, even though the dress is cut high enough to show off my entire, brand new, thigh-hi faux lace up boots.

Photo by:  Will Chiang Photography

Featuring some of my regular brand favorites:

Dress by Sheinsider.com

Necklace by Rocksbox

Shoes by Shoedazzle

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Green Blender

Green Blender

I love a yummy drink and I was never one to jump on the juicing bandwagon, although I do enjoy a juice once in awhile – they are undoubtably tasty! I recently watched a documentary called FED UP featuring experts with new research on how juicing could actually cause you to gain weight. When juicing, you are retaining all the sugars and discarding all of the fiber. I can’t imagine that fruits and vegetables were created to have so much waste discarded after juicing — all that fiber waste – it just seems unnatural.

Smoothies make more sense and I’ve always been a huge fan of the Mango Smoothies at Robek’s or Jamba Juice. I was excited to recently discover a smoothie subscription box. With Green Blender, you receive five smoothie recipes and all the necessary ingredients to make a total of 10 smoothies. They sent me a complimentary box to test out for a week!

The first thing that I discovered was that my current blender SUCKS and I need to get a new one ASAP, I recommend getting a great blender, it would make the smoothie making experience much more enjoyable.

For the week I tried out these 5 recipes:

Creamy Matcha Mint
Spicy Gazpacho
Get Up and Go Green Grapefruit
Tangerine Dream
Creamy Coconut Calm

My Green Blender box! I love receiving a big box of fresh and delicious produce! The big straws always remind me of boba.Green Blender Box

A great tip for blending is to blend the greens and liquids first! Makes the whole process easier
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